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McKenzie Sports Report - December 8

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The McKenzie Varsity Basketball teams travel to North Lake High School, Friday, December 9, to participate in the 2022 North Lake Holiday Tournament. The Eagle Varsity Girls tip off versus North Lake on Friday at 5:00 pm and the Varsity Boys follow with North Lake at 6:30 pm. Both teams will conclude Tournament play Saturday versus either Gilchrist or Yoncalla.

McKenzie will host Mapleton on Monday, December 12, with the Girls starting at 5:30 pm and the Boys starting at 7:00 pm.

Eagle Boys Drop 2022 Hoops Opener

Yoncalla 60, McKenzie 32

The McKenzie Varsity Boys Basketball team dropped its first game of the 2022 season, at home last Saturday, December 6, to Yoncalla. The home Eagles, under First year Head Coach Neil Barrett, lost 60-32 to the visiting Yoncalla Eagles out of the Skyline League.

McKenzie junior Solomon Acevedo led his Eagle team with 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. Junior teammate Thomas Hayes added 7 points, and 5 rebounds and had 3 steals of his own. Griffen Withalm, another Eagle junior, tossed in 5 points, stole the ball 4 times and had a rebound and 2 assists. Sophomore Jamie LeClair finished with 4 points, 2 boards, and an assist and senior Trent Peek scored 3 points and grabbed a couple of rebounds. Freshman Allen Acevedo scored 2 points, added a rebound, 2 assists, and 2 steals, and fellow freshman Will Meister finished with 1 point, a rebound, and 2 steals.

McKenzie as a team committed 23 turnovers, made 1-11 3-point shot attempts, and finished the game with an 18% field goal percentage.

The McKenzie Varsity Girls, coached by Head Coach Jack Devereaux, also dropped their opener to Yoncalla, 42-7, and there were no stats available at press time.


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